Minnesota Dance Ensemble will hold auditions for their 2013-2014 season at 12-3 p.m., May 19, and Aug. 11, at the Paramount Theatre, 913 W. St. Germain Street, St. Cloud, MN 56301.
Open to dancers ages 18+, the Central Minnesota non-profit’s mission is to provide opportunities for dancers in the disciplines of performance, education and advancement within the arts. The company is predominantly modern and jazz based, however dancers trained in various styles are welcome and encouraged to audition. Dancers are asked to prepare a two-minute solo, as well as a dance résumé that includes training and performance experience. Those auditioning will also learn a phrase of choreography and interview with the directors.
This organization is funded, in part, by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Attendance at this year’s Smelt Fry Saturday, May 4, put on by the South Haven Fire Department, tied last year’s record of 651. (Actually, this year’s attendance was one away from the record, only 650; but that’s close enough!)The serving line with a long line winding behind them. In second photo, the guys batter, bread and fry the smelt. The fish was snatched up and eaten as quickly as they could get it on the table. Staff photos by Jean Doran Matua.
Competition was fierce, as Meeker County 4-H’ers gathered to participate in the annual 4-H Food Review and Demonstration Day. The event was held on Saturday morning, April 6, at the Family Services Center in Litchfield. In all, we had 18 food review exhibits and 14 demonstrators. Everyone did an amazing job! Congratulations on your achievements!
The purpose of Food Review is to give members a chance to explore the Foods project. 4-H’ers set up a display showing a favorite food and questions are asked about food preparation and nutrition in an interview setting.
The Fair Haven Lions celebrated their 50th anniversary Saturday evening, April 27, at Generations Ballroom. Members of clubs from Kimball, Cold Spring, Annandale, Clearwater, Rockville, St. Augusta, St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Sandstone, and Princeton came to honor the Fair Haven club.
Originally chartered Jan. 30, 1963, as the Kimball Lions, and sponsored by the Rockford Lions, the club included all of Maine Prairie Township and the City of Kimball. Doc Alden was the charter president. They started with 31 new members and two transfer members. (What else was happening in 1963? That was the year that President Kennedy was assassinated, zip codes were introduced, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his first “I Believe” speech, the first Bond movie premiered, and Beatle-mania arrived in the United States.)